You can trace the archive logs on either the primary or the standby database by setting the log_archive_trace initialization parameter

Trace files located in user_dump_dest location.

On the primary database, the log_archive_trace parameter controls the output of the

  • ARCn (archiver)
  • FAL (fetcharchived log)
  • LGWR (log writer) background processes.

On the standby databases, it traces the work of the

  • ARCn
  • RFS (remote file server)
  • FAL processes.

You can specify any of 17 levels of archive log tracing.

If you specify Level 17, the trace file will include trace information from Levels 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16.

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